I thought it might be fun to look back at this year’s posts and highlight some of my favorites. I also thought that the exercise might give me a clue about exactly what the hell I’m doing with this blog (because frankly, I haven’t figured that out yet).
Yesterday I noticed that our Christmas decorations did not include a manger scene. So with nothing much else to do, Suzanne (my wife) and I dug into the backroom closets in search of Jesus Mary & Joseph. We did not find the Holy Family. But we did find an old issue of Running Times, circa 1986, with an account of that year’s Barathon. I did quite well that year, coming in second at 35:19 despite some problems with navigation.
When I first watched this video, I thought maybe there was some trick videography involved. But no, it’s for real. It’s Cordell Jackson, who once said, “If I want to wang dang rock ’n’ roll at 69 years old dressed up in an antebellum dress, it ain't nobody’s business but mine.”
Greg Peters has posted a video of Young@Heart performing Fix You by Coldplay. The lead singer is Fred Knittle, who suffers from congestive heart failure and whose baritone is assisted by O2. Please spend your next four minutes watching and listening to it.
For those who have overdosed on Christmas sweetness, here’s something to balance things out: John Lennon performing Yer Blues, with help from Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, and Mitch Mitchell. It doesn’t get much better than that, folks.